For our application we want to have a status page which is hosted outside of the rest of our infrastructure so in case there are issues in our data center we can post updates for our users and our users will be able to access them.

We registered a blog on Blogger and set it up with xyzstatus.blogspot.com and status.xyz.com. Everything seems to work fine.

We need to perform some maintenance at our datacenter which will sever all connectivity so we're unable to have a redirect using nginx or apache. We'd like to do this with a short TTL CNAME DNS entry.

Ideally www.xyz.com and app.xyz.com could be CNAMEd to status.xyz.com. When I setup the CNAME and go to that URL I get a Google broken robot 404 page. I figure I must need to let Google know it should associate traffic to www.xyz.com and app.xyz.com to the blog served up by status.xyz.com. But I can't see anywhere to do this in Blogger.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

  • It looks same as this webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/20424/…
    – Eli Y
    Jul 3, 2012 at 20:19
  • @elibyy You're correct that it looks similar except this is more on subdomains instead of completely separate domains. The link to Google tells you how to setup the CNAME but the issue is Blogger only seems to allow you to register one non-blogger sitename with each blogger instance and what I'm looking for again is multiple which this does cover unless I'm misreading it.
    – cclark
    Jul 4, 2012 at 16:59
  • As far as I'm familiar with DNS it should work the same. I'm sorry but I don't have two domains and time to test it.
    – Eli Y
    Jul 8, 2012 at 18:02


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